Definition of EXPRESSION

an act, process, or means of putting something into words <the poem is his expression of his grief upon the loss of his beloved wife>
facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling <we could tell by the fans' expressions that the Chicago Cubs had lost again>
a pronounceable series of letters having a distinct meaning especially in a particular field <the expression John Doe is used in legal proceedings to refer to a person whose actual name is either unknown or being withheld from the public>
Synonyms expression, term
a sequence of words having a specific meaning <the popular expression raining cats and dogs is meaningless in other languages>
Synonyms expression, idiom

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